Outwit the weather this winter with our outerwear. With the nights drawing in and days becoming colder, now is the time to invest in the perfect winter coat. Here at Waterman’s Country Supplies, we offer a wide range of jackets and coats to suit all needs. Below is our list of top tips to take into consideration when purchasing your new winter coat. 

Quality Is Key

When choosing the right coat for you, be sure to pay close attention to the material. Wool has long been thought of as the best fabric for winter coats, it’s moisture-resistant, flame-retardant, and long-lasting. We offer two stylish and high-quality wool coats by Hoggs of Fife which are sure to keep you comfortable and warm even in the coldest weather.

Hoggs of Fife Wycombe Ladies Shetland Wool Field Coat

This high-end Field Coat has been constructed to keep you warm and stylish wherever your winter walks take you.

Hoggs Of Fife Harewood Lambswool Tweed Shooting Coat

For the country gent - protect yourself from everything the harsh conditions throw at you with this waterproof, windproof and breathable outerwear essential.

If you are someone who is looking for a coat to complement their outdoor activities, you may decide to go for a more lightweight and breathable fabric. A waxed cotton coat will allow for more movement and versatility and should be better equipped to deal with a sudden downpour. You may also wish to consider a leather coat which can be more durable.

Hoggs Of Fife Woodsman Country Wax Jacket

This waxed jacket comes with a water-resistant and breathable design along with a range of practical pockets and functional features...

Hoggs Of Fife Khaki Dunkeld Leather Field Jacket

The Dunkeld is made from quality nubuck leather and comes equipped with no less than 6 external pockets and a zipped internal security pocket for your smartphone.

While the outside is important, it’s what’s on the inside that counts when it comes to warmth. For a coat that will keep you toasty and warm, you want to look for something with down insulation. Down filling is traditionally made from the soft feathers closest to a bird’s skin. The only ‘down’side is that it may not hold up well in very damp conditions. If you are spending the majority of your time in wet winters then synthetic insulation may be the best choice for you. 

Find The Right Fit

A jacket that is too tight, while ultimately uncomfortable, can compress the insulation and negate its effects. It will also impede your mobility. A coat in the next size up may be suitable as this will also allow you to wear extra layers for more warmth and protection from the harsh winter conditions. 

Substance Over Style

The ideal winter coat can become a worthwhile investment. The right coat for you can last years and as the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. Consider what you are going to be using your coat for and what environments you need it to survive in before making your final choice. If you can, pick a style that is classic rather than contemporary. A timeless classic piece should never go out of style. Make sure that your new coat has easily accessible pockets, that way if you forget your gloves you have somewhere to keep your hands warm! They will also provide invaluable storage for all your essentials.

Feel free to peruse our site at your leisure, we are confident that you will find the perfect winter coat. For future blogs about outdoor clothing and country living, keep an eye on the Waterman's Facebook and Instagram pages.

Post By Rosie Burnman